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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Twit-Filleted Over Chick-Fil-A

Dorsey upsets people by supporting Chic-Fil-A, then unsupporting it

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is getting grilled after tweeting his support for Chick-Fil-A during Pride Month, which critics like former CNN host Soledad O’Brien called an “interesting” choice given the company’s historic opposition to gay marriage.

Dorsey tweeted he’d saved 10 percent on a $31.58 order at a Chick-Fil-A on Saturday, while using the app for Square Cash  — the other company he co-founded. The shared picture quickly grabbed the attention of O’Brien, who retweeted his post, adding “this is an interesting company to boost during Pride month, Jack.”

“You’re right,” Dorsey responded to O’Brien. “Completely forgot about their background.”

That background includes Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s opposition to same-sex marriage.

“We’re inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,” Cathy said in 2012. “And I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude that thinks we have the audacity to redefine what marriage is all about.”

Cathy’s comments pulled the chain into national headlines and sparked a boycott. Chick-Fil-A’s donations to anti-gay organizations soon came to light.

In classic Twitter fashion, Dorsey was lambasted from all sides. First he was called out for boosting the “bigoted” chain.

Other users felt Dorsey was approaching a “slippery slope,” by backing down.

Conservative commentator Jamie Kirchick pushed back against O’Brien, saying it was an example of “a straight person here trying to claim the mantle of LGBT rights via performative wokeness.”

Even Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida got in on the action. “This lunacy has gone too far,” said Rubio, adding that Dorsey had been “bullied” into his mea culpa.

In other Twitter news on Monday, Nation of Islam chief Louis Farrakhan had his verification checkmark pulled after a string of anti-Semitic and anti-gay remarks.